troubleshooting Question

System randomly locks up...

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Hi all.
My system randomly locks up on a daily basis. What's wrong? Just kidding. I know this is a tough one. Actually it does  do this on a daily basis. Here's what I have tried. I did a system restore back to a point before it started happening. No luck there. I tried to uninstall anything that runs in the background at random times (Diskeeper, Norton AV ect...). I have 2 hd's in the box. One has XP on it and the other has 2000. So I have my choice when booting up. I have booted into  both OS's and it still happens in either os so I'm thinking that would eliminate the hd's as the problem (not to mention I've run a disk checker on both. Bad ram is my next suspicion. In any case, what else should I be looking for? How can you test a dimm to see if it's the problem (no I don't have a different one to put in in it's place).
System specs:
System board: DFI Lanparty Ultra II
Proc: AMD Athlon XP 2800+
Ram: 512 DDR matched to mobo from Crucial (can't remember the rest of the details)
2 hd's: 1 Maxtor 80 gig 7200 and another Maxtor 20 gig 7200 (both EIDE)

I hope I'm remembering to include everything...

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